Archive for February, 2009

OpenSolaris to use system-config-printer

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The latest build of OpenSolaris uses system-config-printer for configuring CUPS.  World domination is brought a step closer. 😉

How I use git

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

gitBack in May last year I switched over several projects from Subversion to Git. It’s a shame that git doesn’t have a better project name, something that says “version control system” rather than being a mild insult. That aside, though, what a relief it was to finally use something that is Not CVS.

At the time I couldn’t find a good “best practice” document, just lots of instructions on individual commands. Here is how I manage the system-config-printer source code using git. I hope someone finds it useful.  I don’t pretend that this is “best practice” — it’s just some of the things I’ve learned since starting to use git.


Screenshots: system-config-printer 1.1

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

As part of my work for Red Hat I’ve been working on the printing configuration program, system-config-printerFedora 10 came with version 1.0 of this application, which provides a notification area print icon as well as the ability to configure printers, and I made the 1.1 version available earlier this year.  The most recent release is 1.1.3.

I’ve taken some screenshots of system-config-printer 1.1, and this version will be in Fedora 11 when it is released this year.

Screenshots below.  As an aside, I have to say that taking screenshots is one of the most rapid methods of finding bugs I know!